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Government of Canada supports First Nations’ planning for the future of their communities

February 22, 2017 Winnipeg, MB Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations across Canada to support long-term planning for the future of their communities. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced support for Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP). CCP is […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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New Scholarship for Arctic Communities Established at Carleton

The Arctic Fishery Alliance (AFA), in partnership with Carleton University, has established a scholarship for students of the AFA’s owner communities of Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord, Qikiqtarjuaq and Resolute Bay. The Arctic Fishery Alliance Fund will be awarded to one student each year from one of the four communities. The students will attend Carleton’s Aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Province Increasing Protections and Holding Traffickers Accountable February 22, 2017 3:30 P.M. Women’s Directorate As part of Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking, Minister of the Status of Women, Indira Naidoo-Harris, introduced legislation today that would, if passed, increase protection for survivors and those at risk of human trafficking. The Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017 would create […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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CCSA: Two New Members Appointed to CCSA National Board of Directors

Ottawa, February 22, 2017 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is pleased to announce the appointments of Lesley Carberry and Linda Dabros to its Board of Directors, adding further depth and expertise to a national board that is recognized for its diverse experience and dedication to reducing addiction harms and health impacts on […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Celebration of Learning Brings VIU Students, Mentors and Elders Together

Annual event honours strength of VIU’s Aboriginal student mentoring program, Community Cousins The fifth annual Celebration of Learning at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Shq’apthut Gathering Place was not just about learning but a celebration of mentorship, Indigenous resilience and the Aboriginal journey to university. The Feb. 10 event was organized and facilitated by student mentors […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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WLU: Lecture will explore impact on First Nations of Mohawk Institute and other residential schools

Feb. 22, 2017 Brantford – The history of Canada’s first Indian residential school will be explored in a free public lecture on Wednesday, March 1 at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus. Amos Key Jr., First Nations language director of the Woodland Cultural Centre, will deliver the lecture entitled “Saving the Evidence to Save the Witness” […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Sacred Ceremony Marks Change of Leadership at Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health

February 22, 2017 Sudbury – A sacred ceremony – complete with songs, prayers, and the gift of tobacco – was held today at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) to honour the change in leadership of a national research institute devoted to Aboriginal health. HSNRI is the new home of the Canadian Institutes of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Zach Kunuk to screen Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change at UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB — The University of Winnipeg’s office of Indigenous Affairs and the Prairie Climate Centre are pleased to host a free public screening of the film Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change on March 6, at Eckhardt Gramatté Hall from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The co-directors of the film, Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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New YMCA on Membertou First Nation sign of aboriginal healing and wellness – CBC

CEO for YMCA Canada excited about possibilities for other First Nations communities Feb 22, 2017 The grand opening of a YMCA branch on Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia could be the beginning of a nation-wide healing journey for Indigenous people, says the CEO of YMCA Canada. Peter Dinsdale, who is Anishinaabe from Curve Lake, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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School Boards Celebrate Anishinaabe Culture at Algoma U

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – February 22, 2017): Today, Grade Five students across the Algoma District School Board (ADSB), Huron Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), and École publique Écho-des-Rapides, will be celebrating Education Day at Algoma University, hosted by the Anishinaabe Initiatives Division (AID). This event marks a unique co-operation between the elementary school […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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BCGEU meets with Bernard Richard, newly confirmed BC Representative for Children and Youth

The BCGEU/NUPGE is pleased by Mr. Richard’s willingness to continue a working relationship on these vital issues and looks forward to working with him. Vancouver (22 Feb. 2017) — On February 20, representatives of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) met with the new Representative for Children and Youth. Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President, Doug Kinna, Vice-President for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Manslaughter suspect fails to show in court – Tbnewswatch.com

February 22, 2017 Police issue warrant for arrest of Armand Cummings, 42, wanted in 2016 death of 35-year-old Manny Spence. THUNDER BAY – City police are asking the public to help them track down a manslaughter suspect who failed to appear in court on Tuesday. Armand Cummings has been charged in the Sept. 15, 2016 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include Annual Elders Gathering & the Ryle Lecture Series Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month: Wednesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Lakehead U: Research & Innovation Week 2017 invites community to presentations by faculty, students and special guests

Award-winning student, Sydney Stevenson, displays her research poster from the 2016 student research display, an annual event during the University’s Research & Innovation Week. Research & Innovation Week 2017 offers a chance for the community to learn about the fascinating research taking place at Lakehead. Events take place from February 27 to March 8 at the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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New awards to honour Indigenous students – UM Today

February 22, 2017 — The Office of Indigenous Achievement has created new awards to celebrate the exceptional achievements and contributions of Indigenous students. Indigenous Student Awards of Excellence will be presented to three students who are going above and beyond to make the University of Manitoba an inclusive and supportive learning environment. “The U of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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The University of the West Indies announces Canadian and Caribbean leaders to be honoured at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala Saturday, April 1, 2017

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2017 – The University of the West Indies today announced leaders of Canadian and Caribbean heritage to be honored at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, hosted by CBC News Anchor Dwight Drummond. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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“The intersection of people, policies, and priorities in research ethics review for research involving Indigenous” – Keynote Speaker Bull, J.

Mar 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm “The intersection of people, policies, and priorities in research ethics review for research involving Indigenous” – Keynote Speaker Bull, J. Monday, March 13, 12 p.m.  – 2 p.m., CE 265 (Sydney Credit Union Room) NT4

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Missing 16-year-old Courtney Scott located – CTV

February 17, 2017 Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 16-year-old girl. Courtney Scott was last seen on Tuesday evening near Old Montreal Road. Police describe her as a 5-foot-4 Inuit girl, 120 pounds with a thin build, short brown hair with highlights and brown eyes. Her family is concerned for her […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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National symposium on FASD in Regina – U Regina

February 22, 2017 A national symposium on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is being held at the University of Regina on Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017. The symposium is called FASD, Justice and Reconciliation: Tough Questions, New Collaborations. Guest speakers from British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Watch: Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” – She Does The City

The Polaris Music Prize released its second collaboration session today, pairing the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie with Tanya Tagaq for the first time. Their recording of Buffy’s song, “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” was inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973. “It […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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National Summit focuses on improving rural health care access and equity

(February 22, 2017, Mississauga, ON) A national summit is being hosted today in Ottawa dedicated to improving health care access and equity in rural communities in Canada. Advancing Rural Family Medicine: The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce is a partnership between the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Toronto Catholic District School Board hosts Northern Spirit Games – InsideToronto.com

Grades 4 to 6 students will snow shoe, skip rope For three days this month, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) grades 4 to 6 students will snow shoe, skip rope and run relays as part of the board’s 12th annual Northern Spirit Games. Students will be taught 10 indoor and outdoor activities based on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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University of Lethbridge: Raising Spirit project receives Canada 150 grant

February 22, 2017 The Raising Spirit project by the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society, and supported by the University of Lethbridge’s Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS), has received a Canada 150 grant worth $10,000 that will allow it to undertake a series of workshops that will culminate in a public exhibit at Casa in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Phil Fontaine, former national chief, Assembly of First Nations, lead negotiator of Indian Residential Schools Settlement, to receive honorary doctor of laws degree at Convocation

February 22, 2017 Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine, OC, OM, former three-term national chief of the Assembly of First nations and lead negotiator of the historic Indian Residential Schools Settlement, former chief of the Sagkeeng First Nation, and former chief commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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The Inuit ‘Storyteller’ pays a visit – The Northern View

A special guest is coming to Prince Rupert to celebrate family literacy courtesy of North Coast Literacy Now and Prince Rupert Early Years. Michael Kusugak, or “The Storyteller” and his wife will be appearing in multiple free events for children and families this week at the library, the Literacy Fair and many elementary schools as […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund Triggers First Three Projects

Feb 22, 2017 Indigenous survival story ANGELIQUE’S ISLE from Michelle Derosier and Marie-Helene Cousineau Bittersweet comedy MEDITATION PARK from Mina Shum stars Sandra Oh, Cheng Pei Pei and Tzi Mah Ghost story OCTAVIO IS DEAD! from Sook-Yin Lee stars Sarah Gadon, Raoul Trujillo and Rosanna Arquette CBC today announced the first three films selected by […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Blood Tribe member becomes first Indigenous president of Harvard University’s legal aid program – CBC

University of Lethbridge grad Julian SpearChief-Morris is in his second year of law school at Harvard Feb 22, 2017 A member of southern Alberta’s Blood Tribe has become the first Indigenous student to head Harvard Law School’s Legal Aid Bureau in the history of the 104-year-old organization. Julian SpearChief-Morris was recently elected president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaq ‘bury the hatchet’ with on-ice round dance during hockey game – CBC

Mi’kmaq leaders and Nova Scotia officials face off in a friendly game for Heritage Day Feb 22, 2017 Mi’kmaq leaders faced off against Nova Scotia government officials to mark the province’s Heritage Day in two hockey games over the weekend in Truro. But the show-stopper came between the second and third periods of Monday’s game, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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RCMP looking for missing boy from Sask. First Nation – News Talk 980

Punnichy RCMP are asking the public for help in locating 12-year-old Jayden Sunshine, who is missing from the Muskowekwan First Nation area. Police have described Sunshine as indigenous, five feet three inches tall, weighing around 110 pounds with brown eyes, short dark hair and a slim build. Although not confirmed, RCMP believe Sunshine could be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Empowering Youth in Celebration of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary

Province Supporting Next Generation of Leaders Through 87 Innovative Projects February 22, 2017 12:00 P.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is supporting 87 community-based projects that will empower and engage the next generation of leaders, in celebration of the province’s 150th anniversary. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was at City […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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New funding to boost northern economic growth

Feb 22, 2017 The Alberta government is helping northern Alberta communities grow and diversify their local economies with support from a new grant program. Through the new Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program, communities across the province have access to $30 million over two years. The funding supports locally developed projects that promote long-term economic […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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Vancouver Council to vote on proposed ‘Drinker’s Lounge’ amid addiction initiatives – iNews 880

February 22, 2017 Vancouver City Council is voting on a long list of items as it seeks to combat the opioid crisis. One item is a ‘Drinker’s Lounge’ for people with alcohol addiction. “Will the city essentially be funding a bar, will alcohol be paid for?” wonders the NPA’s Melissa De Genova. The pilot program […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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Canadian educator in northern Quebec among finalists for Global Teacher Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  MONTREAL _ A teacher from northern Quebec is in the running for the prestigious US$1-million Global Teacher Prize. The Varkey Foundation says Maggie MacDonnell has been named a top-10 finalist for the award, which will be handed out in Dubai on March 19. MacDonnell, raised in rural Nova Scotia, was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Winnipeg police call for tips from public in cold case death of woman – CTV

February 22, 2017 Winnipeg police are renewing their call for tips from the public in a case involving a woman who was found dead in the city last year. Marilyn Rose Munroe, who was 41, was last seen alive on Feb. 12. Police say at the time, the aboriginal woman was wearing several layers of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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AGSM: Visiting Artist Speaker Series 2016-2017

Amy Malbeuf ARTIST TALK January 23, 2017, 7:30PM, Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art Amy Malbeuf is an emerging Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta, Canada. Through her interdisciplinary practice that moves between traditional caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, and performance, Malbeuf explores identity, place, language, and ecology. With a background in contemporary performance art as […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Local forestry safe under Trump: FSC president – Tbnewswatch.com

Forest Stewardship Council president Francois Dufresne believes the local and national forest industry will grow, despite tough talk on trade from the new President Donald Trump administration. THUNDER BAY — A Donald Trump presidency doesn’t have to mean uncertainty for the local forestry industry or its environmental ethics, according to the head of Canada’s greenest […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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MLTC and NWRC ‘thankful’ for partnership – MeadowlakeNOW

A partnership between a local college and a tribal council has been heralded as a successful agreement for all of those involved. Hundreds of First Nation students have benefitted over the years from a partnership between the North West Regional College (NWRC) and Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC). Dr. Willow Brown, director for the NWRC […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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How Do Polar Bears Respond to Climate Change, Subsistence Hunting? – Newswise.com

Newswise — UW’s Kristin Laidre awarded Pew marine fellowship to study effects of climate change, subsistence hunting on polar bears Polar bears depend on sea ice for essential tasks like hunting and breeding. As Arctic sea ice disappears due to climate change, bears across the species’ 19 subpopulations are feeling the strain. But even as […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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ALERT: Technical Issue with Nova

February 22, 2017 We are currently experiencing a technical issue affecting all applications created on behalf of organizations. Currently you are not able to edit or create any new application on behalf of organizations. Please check back for further updates. We will also provide updates via social media, @ONArtsCouncil on Twitter and @OntarioArts on Facebook. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Buffy Sainte Marie delivers new song collaboration with Tanya Tagaq – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  TORONTO _ Two powerhouses of Canada’s indigenous music scene have lifted the curtain on a new collaboration. Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq paired for the track “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind),” which has debuted online. Sainte-Marie wrote the song about Alaskan dog sled racer George Attla who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Blackstock Says No to Bribe from INAC – The Runner

February 22, 2017 Renowned Indigenous children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock knows well enough not to fall for an obvious bribe, even if it’s offered by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). A $149,000 donation by INAC was rejected by The First Nations Child and Family Services Society (FNCFSP) when it failed to meet the society’s “ethical […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Emergency response simulates a B.C. earthquake

Feb 22, 2017 A collaborative effort will test the province’s emergency plans and procedures by simulating a catastrophic B.C. earthquake. Representatives from all levels of government, industry, post-secondary institutions, social organizations and emergency management agencies will work together Feb. 22-24 to review and practise emergency response plans. “As we saw last year with forest fires, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Nunavut budget: Finance minister wants Ottawa to fund infrastructure projects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Nunavut’s finance minister is using his budget speech to ask the federal government for more money to fund infrastructure projects. Keith Peterson says the territory will deliver a balanced budget in the coming year. But he warns that’s due to federal transfers, which are expected to grow […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs released on bail – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs has been released on bail. Clarence Papequash, 64, of the Key First Nation was in Yorkton provincial court today. Papequash is charged with drug trafficking, firearm offences and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. His […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Mining Association of BC Welcomes Budget 2017

February 22, 2017 The Mining Association of BC (MABC) welcomes BC Budget 2017 and commends government’s commitment to reduce the PST on electricity by 50% in October 2017 and fully eliminate by April 2019. Electricity represents a significant input cost for the operation of mines in B.C., and at most sites, it is the second […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Trudeau calls five byelections for April 3, including former PM Harper’s old riding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ Byelections will be held on April 3 to fill five vacant seats in the House of Commons, including the one formerly held by Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the byelections for his Conservative predecessor’s riding of Calgary Heritage, as well as Calgary Midnapore, formerly held […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Newfoundland and Labrador to cut 287 senior bureaucrats in bid to tame deficit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Newfoundland and Labrador’s Liberal government is slicing 287 management jobs from its civil service as part of a wider effort to contain a deficit currently projected to be close to $1.6 billion. Premier Dwight Ball, who promised to avoid layoffs during the 2015 election campaign, said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Sphinx and SOQUEM identify coincident ground geophysical and geochemical anomalies and approve a drilling campaign on the Calumet-Sud zinc Project, Quebec

Montréal, February 22, 2017 – Sphinx Resources Ltd. (“Sphinx” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: SFX) and its partner SOQUEM are pleased to report positive results following a ground gravity and induced polarization survey (“IP”). over zinc soil targets at the Sonny and Sonny West Zone on the Calumet-Sud project (the “Project”). These geophysical surveys identified several […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Arctic killer whales intimidating narwhals into behaviour change: study – The Globe and Mail

Feb. 22, 2017 A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their behaviour. It’s another symptom of how climate change is remaking the delicate northern environment. “Just having (killer whales) around is terrorizing their prey and causing them a lot of difficulties,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Harte Gold: Middle Zone Discovery Continues to Expand

Toronto – February 22, 2017 – HARTE GOLD CORP. (“Harte Gold”) (TSX: HRT / OTC: HRTFF / Frankfurt: H4O) Harte Gold is pleased to announce that expansion step-out drilling on 100 meter grid spacing at the Middle Zone continues to deliver excellent results. Highlights: Drilling in a northerly direction continues to increase the size of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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